• Subject: Re: Job Accounting
  • From: "Phil Hall" <hallp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 11:13:05 -0600

In a past life, working for a company half funded by IBM, we had IBM staff
complain about the same issue - our code base was too small, and the KLOCs
([K]thousand [L]lines [O]of [C]code) were not very high. A month or so later
we reviewed the numbers, and told them we had miscalculated the KLOCs. They
were happier.

In reality we had stuffed functions that would never be called all over the
source code to bloat it...


> This may or may not be true, but it's a good story regardless.
> When Micro$oft and IBM were collaborating on OS/2, supposedly the IBM
> got very annoyed with the Micro$oft programmers for trying to make the
> programs shorter because fewer lines of code meant lower productivity.

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